Top stories: Terrible traffic, Fatal fire, Heroin ODs and more
Take a look at some of the top stories over the past week from around the East Bay
Residents turn out in force to contest a "catastropic" traffic jam they say a new Dunkin' Donuts will create, Barrington schools make a move toward inclusion, Warren suffers a spate of heroin overdoses, and the leaders of the Fourth celebration are chosen.
These are just some of the top stories around the East Bay over the past week. Click the headlines below for a look at the full story.
After a parade of residents and public safety personnel expressed their opposition — in some cases, anger — to a proposed new Dunkin’ Donuts in Gooding Plaza during a meeting that stretched late into Thursday night, the Bristol Zoning Board continued the hearing for the fourth time.
Unity and inclusion are the driving forces behind a move to change the color of graduation caps and gowns at Barrington High School this year.
Three victims, one of whom died, suffered possible drug overdoses last Wednesday, April 5, bringing the overdose total this year to 10. One of them was treated with Narcan, an anti-opioid carried by Warren police officers and members of the Warren Rescue Squad.
A Bristol man has died after suffering injuries during a house fire on Fernwood Road late last month, police have confirmed.
A local woman faces numerous charges after she fled her car with a 2-year-old child in tow following an accident on Route 24 Sunday night, according to police.
The Bristol Town Council threw the town’s support behind immigrant rights last week, approving a resolution to ensure a “commitment to equal, respectful and fair treatment, regardless of their immigration, ethnic or religious status.”
The Warren Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to support legislation that would ban the possession of firearms on school grounds by everyone excluding law enforcement officers, including gun owners with concealed carry permits.
Gail Parella and Lisa Sienkiewicz have never craved the spotlight. The sisters who own Gil’s Appliances have always preferred to work in the background, supporting others who are front and center. But now the sisters have no choice but to step into the limelight.